Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Extending ADF Cloud User Experience Rapid Development Kit (RDK)

You should be familiar with AppCloudUIKit ADF application from - The Cloud User Experience Rapid Development Kit. It provides a set of templates, components and sample flows to get you started with successful ADF setup. I will explain how to extend it, if you want to add extra parameters for the menu item, to be passed to the Task Flow.

The use case - each time when custom TF Manage Users is opened, criteria item First Name is assigned with TF parameter value (value "C" in the example below):

RDK is extended to support parameters for menu item. Each menu item in RDK is defined by Node object. I have updated Node object with HashMap to represent a set of parameters:

All menu items in RDK are defined in SessionState class. I have updated one of the menu items (Manage Users) with parameter - firstName:

ADF regions are rendered in RDK with ADF Multi Region binding. A set of regions is controlled through FilmStripBean class. Region attributes are set in buildTaskFlowBindingList method. For each menu item, I check if there are extra parameters to be set. If there are parameters, map is constructed and assigned for the region binding (map value with TF parameter):

Assigned value is used in the TF, to set search criteria item:

Download sample application (I have included only projects with changes) -

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